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Old 08-17-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question Can't login with TELNET for ROOT


I am as new as they get here. So pardon my ignorance.

I have installed RedHat 9 using the Dell Open Manage CD on one of our Dell servers.

I can login locally using root just fine, however, when I try to telnet into the server from I get a response back saying "Invalid login."

My end goal is using SSH, but just wondering why this is happening this way. I did get SSH working and configured and can login using root. Just want to understand why one would work and not the other. I can login with user accounts via telnet, just not root.


Also, using SSH is it possible to load the GUI using "startx" I thought the documentation said yes, but whenever I attempt this I get the following errors:

AUDIT: Sun Aug 17 11:52:37 2003: 1377 X: client 4 rejected from local host
Unable to open desktop file applications:///Office/redhat-word-processor.desktop for panel launcher: Error reading file 'applications:///Office/redhat-word-processor.desktop': File not found
Unable to open desktop file applications:///Office/redhat-presentations.desktop for panel launcher: Error reading file 'applications:///Office/redhat-presentations.desktop': File not found
Unable to open desktop file applications:///Office/redhat-spreadsheet.desktop for panel launcher: Error reading file 'applications:///Office/redhat-spreadsheet.desktop': File not found

waiting for X server to shut down The application 'gnome-panel' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'rhn-applet' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'eggcups' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'magicdev' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
The application 'nautilus' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.
Window manager warning: Lost connection to the display ':0.0';
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the window manager.

Thanks!

Jason
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:39 PM   #2
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For security reasons, you aren't allowed to login as root from telnet. You can however, login with another user and type "su -" and then type in the root password. That way any cracker will have to crack two passwords, which will take longer and may be prevented by dos flooding protection.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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Smile Thanks! I figured that was the case!

I figured that it was a security restriction. Does SSH support any form of a GUI or is it all command line?

I an fine with it being command line, but want to make sure I've configured the box properly before sending it down our dc.

Thanks.

Jason
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:37 PM   #4
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Gui? As in GUI configuration or GUI remote access?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:45 PM   #5
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GUI ...

Just looking for GUI to configuration of files, etc. I am fine with the command line (well, dangerous, but fine). Anyways, I want to make sure if it is suppose to work that it works, if not I am fine.

However, a coworker said that you can lunch the gnome gui through SSH, which didn't make sense to me. But I wanted to verify.

To test his theory I executed "startx" and that is what prompted the above error.

Jason
 
Old 08-17-2003, 03:07 PM   #6
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You can use X server. But only if it's a linux-to-linux connection. From telnet/ssh, type "display <ip address of computer that you want to see the gui on> <port number>"
 
  


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